That’s Not Fair! Crime And Punishment In A Preschooler’s Mind

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Peter Blake, College of Arts & Sciences

Toddlers can throw their fair share of tantrums, especially when you don’t yield to their will. But by age 3, it turns out, the little rug rats actually have a burgeoning sense of fairness and are inclined to right a wrong…

Expert quote:

“They don’t really punish. It seems like they really want to reset everything back to the way it was. It’s really neat because no one has looked for that behavior in children before.”

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